Who we are
Who we are
Pawbrokers™ was launched when one woman, Roxanne Blake, saw a critical need to find a way to support rescued and abandoned animals in her community. After reaching out to friends and family for donations of jewelry, she and a friend held a party in her home. The proceeds were over $2200 ~100% went to a local rescue. That was just the beginning…Every penny raised has been donated to the many organizations from South Carolina to New York since.
More parties have been held bringing in considerable donations to support organizations and individuals who care for animals. Anyone can throw a party. It's fun and easy ~ and feels great. Using a "pay-it-forward" concept…people can clean out their own jewelry boxes, bring no longer used jewelry, both costume and fine, to the party, that is then used to supply future parties. And there's no pressure to bring jewelry ~ just bring yourself and a friend, you can also bring dog or cat food for the shelters. Party-goers have the opportunity to buy beautiful jewelry and other accessories at the party guilt-free, knowing their purchases fund animal organizations who transport, rescue, neuter, spay and otherwise attend to the well-being of those animals abused and abandoned.
WE WANT TO GET PAWBROKERS (AND ROXANNE)
OUT TO THE MEDIA.
Please write Ellen DeGeneres (this is a link to her show)
and ask her to help this cause by getting the word out and Roxanne on!
Ellen is an animal lover and a supporter of all causes big and small.
We just know she'll love this small but powerful organization.
WE ARE IN THE NEWS
December ~ Fundraising for Hurricane Sandy
August ~ Charlotte Observer's Lake Norman News
January ~ www.maryashercomedy.com (she did a comedy routine at one of our parties...hysterical!!)
January ~ Lake Norman Magazine
November ~ Democrat & Chronicle Pat on the Back (page 3)
August ~ CorneliusNews.net
June ~ Charlotte Observer
July ~ Lake Norman Citizen
August ~ The Main Channel page The Lake Norman Currents
A photo gallery from our parties
Greg Biffle Foundation party was fun and successful, despite the tornado warnings (you can tell we didn't know about those!)
Roxanne (far right) and all the wonderful volunteers that make these parties shine!
Jewelry laid out and ready to be bought at River Run Pawbrokers Party
Linda Taylor gives Danielle Rhyan of North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue a check from funds raised at the party to support NMAR
The Pawtini is introduced-a new martini in honor of Pawbrokers Parties
Rings galore at the party
Great party at Harvey's Bar & Grill
Shoppers of all ages come
Fun and fundraising go together